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  •  Perhaps she was less than 2 months, then. (0+ / 0-)

    She was too young to be vaccinated.  Her parents are diligent about vaccinations and all health matters.  On the speeding ambulance trip from one hospital to another (her mother was with her) medics were afraid they were losing her six different times. It was a nightmare.

    The odd thing is, it was never discovered where the pertussis was contracted. No one else in the community was identified as having it and she had not been traveling out of town, nor had she been exposed to out of town visitors. The others in her own family caught it from her.  

    Obviously, someone passed it on to her. But it's still a mystery.  In addition, if the doctors and hospital staff were familiar with pertussis (which none of them had previously encountered) she likely would have been spared such an extreme situation.  She spent several days with undiagnosed pertussis before being treated for it.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 12:00:37 PM PDT

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